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2020-07-16 1:58:50 PM  
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2020-07-16 2:00:11 PM  
farking fascists.
 
2020-07-16 2:02:38 PM  
'Murica.
 
Xai [TotalFark]
2020-07-16 2:03:09 PM  
Roger stone can't vote.
 
2020-07-16 2:03:09 PM  
Is this basically a poll tax?
 
2020-07-16 2:04:09 PM  
Do we do anything good in this country?  Anything that's not causing me to facepalm?
 
2020-07-16 2:05:31 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Is this basically a poll tax?


Yeah.  AND THEY'RE FINE WITH IT.  Especially the targeted disenfranchisement of minorities.
 
2020-07-16 2:06:06 PM  
Felony being precluded from voting(and owning guns) is something that's been around for a long time.  What changed that triggered this case?
 
2020-07-16 2:06:16 PM  
Surely this will set off a firestorm within the "Muh Freedums" crowd, yes?  This is their bag right?

/The German elections of 1933 were less manipulated then this one will be
 
2020-07-16 2:07:10 PM  

bhcompy: Felony being precluded from voting(and owning guns) is something that's been around for a long time.  What changed that triggered this case?


Floridians decided to let them vote, and the Republicans threw a fit.
 
2020-07-16 2:09:52 PM  
OK so Danny is a idiot; the case was about the State putting conditions on voter approved legislation - which they can do- not about Felons voting, since they still can once they meet the  states requirements.

This is purely a State issue and the voters need to correct it either by replacing their elected  idiots or fixing the  law they passed.
 
2020-07-16 2:11:01 PM  
You know who else is a convicted felon from Florida who can't vote?

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2020-07-16 2:13:51 PM  

bhcompy: Felony being precluded from voting(and owning guns) is something that's been around for a long time.  What changed that triggered this case?


Voters passed a law allowing Felons to vote, the legislature then passed a law saying OK they can vote as long as they have paid  all their fines and/or fees since that was a part of their sentence.  THE GOP legislature did this because the majority of those who get a felony will most likely vote Democrat since they are no Roger Stone.

While legal and constitutional it just shows how the GOP will do whatever they can to make sure only the  "right" people vote
 
2020-07-16 2:14:22 PM  
A reminder that Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, and Kayleigh Mcenany all voted in Florida using false addresses and by mail.
 
2020-07-16 2:14:34 PM  

cretinbob: You know who else is a convicted felon from Florida who can't vote?

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Actually he can since his "sentence" including fines and fees is considered complete
 
2020-07-16 2:16:08 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Is this basically a poll tax?


Technically no it is not, it is considered a condition of completion of their criminal sentence which is what the law requires for them to vote
 
2020-07-16 2:18:24 PM  

Azlefty: bhcompy: Felony being precluded from voting(and owning guns) is something that's been around for a long time.  What changed that triggered this case?

Voters passed a law allowing Felons to vote, the legislature then passed a law saying OK they can vote as long as they have paid  all their fines and/or fees since that was a part of their sentence.  THE GOP legislature did this because the majority of those who get a felony will most likely vote Democrat since they are no Roger Stone.

While legal and constitutional it just shows how the GOP will do whatever they can to make sure only the  "right" people vote


The language on the ballot issue could have been better. The GOP response was that since many of these people still owed restitution or other payments they haven't paid all their fines and shouldn't be able to vote.
 
2020-07-16 2:19:10 PM  

raerae1980: Floridians decided to let them vote, and the Republicans threw a fit.


Azlefty: Voters passed a law allowing Felons to vote, the legislature then passed a law saying OK they can vote as long as they have paid all their fines and/or fees since that was a part of their sentence. THE GOP legislature did this because the majority of those who get a felony will most likely vote Democrat since they are no Roger Stone.

While legal and constitutional it just shows how the GOP will do whatever they can to make sure only the "right" people vote


Gotcha.  Thank you for explaining
 
2020-07-16 2:22:04 PM  

raerae1980: bhcompy: Felony being precluded from voting(and owning guns) is something that's been around for a long time.  What changed that triggered this case?

Floridians decided to let them vote, and the Republicans threw a fit.


overwhelmingly voted to let former felons vote again.
 
2020-07-16 2:22:37 PM  
In January we better have a new formula for the voting rights act and extended voting rights to people. And that's worth burning the filibuster to the ground over. Among many other things.
 
2020-07-16 2:23:21 PM  
There's that John "mother*cker" Roberts that we all knew was always there.
 
2020-07-16 2:24:20 PM  
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So much for all those Farkers who think Roberts is "concerned" with his legacy...
 
2020-07-16 2:24:42 PM  
It's adorable how the US plays pretend democracy.

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2020-07-16 2:25:32 PM  
The rest of us who are lucky to have avoided felony convictions better vote like all our lives depend on Democrats winning because it sure seems that the Supreme Court wants Republicans to retain power.
 
2020-07-16 2:25:58 PM  
I'd like to know Biden's plan to fix McConnell's crooked courts.  He's already said he'd do nothing and if dems don't retake the senate and abolish the filibuster, then we're going to be stuck with these Nazis on the bench for the next 40-50 years.
 
2020-07-16 2:26:03 PM  
Like 70% of us voted to restore voting rights.  I thought Republicans were all about "mandates".
 
2020-07-16 2:26:21 PM  

raerae1980: Do we do anything good in this country?  Anything that's not causing me to facepalm?


the way you ask, it's like you have never seen a superbowl halftime show in your life
 
2020-07-16 2:26:45 PM  

JolobinSmokin: In January we better have a new formula for the voting rights act and extended voting rights to people. And that's worth burning the filibuster to the ground over. Among many other things.


This. If the Democrats take the Senate, they need to eliminate the filibuster, pack the SCOTUS to make the right-wing irrelevant (and investigate at LEAST Kavanaugh and Thomas for corruption), and really go scorched Earth on fixing what Republicans broke.

That, of course, includes arrests of a LOT of Republican leaders. Hell, just enforce corruption laws, and you could have the entire GOP locked up within a few weeks.
 
2020-07-16 2:26:57 PM  
I voted to let the felons vote. f*ck this state, and f*ck the repubs.

f*ck DiSantis and f*ck Disney.


oh and f*ck trump.

/f*ck
 
2020-07-16 2:26:58 PM  
Someone needs to set up a GoFundMe to pay off the fees of these felons so that their voting rights are returned.
 
2020-07-16 2:27:50 PM  

raerae1980: Do we do anything good in this country?  Anything that's not causing me to facepalm?


Based on the import foods section, pumpkin puree in a can and also marshmallow creme.
 
2020-07-16 2:28:08 PM  

raerae1980: Do we do anything good in this country?  Anything that's not causing me to facepalm?


No.
 
2020-07-16 2:29:06 PM  
Shouldn't a good guy billionaire be intervening here and making all this moot for November?
 
2020-07-16 2:29:09 PM  

tricycleracer: Like 70% of us voted to restore voting rights.  I thought Republicans were all about "mandates".


Republicans are all about Republicans keeping power so they can make their backers (and therefore themselves) wealthier. Nothing else matters.
 
2020-07-16 2:29:11 PM  

tricycleracer: Like 70% of us voted to restore voting rights.  I thought Republicans were all about "mandates".


They are, you aren't pronouncing it right. It's "man dates".
 
2020-07-16 2:29:25 PM  

Xai: Roger stone can't vote.


Like laws stop Roger Stone from doing what Roger Stone wants.
 
2020-07-16 2:30:09 PM  

weddingsinger: A reminder that Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, and Kayleigh Mcenany all voted in Florida using false addresses and by mail.


... and that those are the three most well-know, that we know of, so far.  Funny how they're all (R)-assholes... projection ain't just for IMAX.

And has anyone looked into whether they voted using any of their other addresses?
 
2020-07-16 2:30:23 PM  
Sotomayor is so good.


There's no majority opinion to answer Sotomayor's charge that the conservative justices have hypocritically struck down court orders intended to make voting safer and easier during the pandemic, but uphold orders that make voting harder or impossible. pic.twitter.com/Jn69BCXvmv

- southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) July 16, 2020


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2020-07-16 2:30:36 PM  
Subby is a troll.  Nice work Drew greening trolls!

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2020-07-16 2:31:36 PM  
Criminals are Trump's base.
 
2020-07-16 2:31:38 PM  
I'm sure this will go well.


This is so chilling. Per Sotomayor, neither the 11th Circuit nor the Supreme Court are providing for any notice to tens of thousands excons who registered to vote on the basis of the stayed ruling that they might now be exposed to prosecution if they do vote w/ outstanding fees. pic.twitter.com/Ycj8PGjoxg

- southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) July 16, 2020


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2020-07-16 2:31:59 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: Sotomayor is so good.


There's no majority opinion to answer Sotomayor's charge that the conservative justices have hypocritically struck down court orders intended to make voting safer and easier during the pandemic, but uphold orders that make voting harder or impossible. pic.twitter.com/Jn69BCXvmv
- southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) July 16, 2020

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God damn.  Nice.
 
2020-07-16 2:32:06 PM  

tricycleracer: Like 70% of us voted to restore voting rights.  I thought Republicans were all about "mandates".


Only they receive mandates from the voters. When Democrats attain power it's through fraud, so their power is illegitimate. Illegitimate power means no mandate.

/Conservative logic for those confused.
 
2020-07-16 2:32:15 PM  

bhcompy: raerae1980: Floridians decided to let them vote, and the Republicans threw a fit.

Azlefty: Voters passed a law allowing Felons to vote, the legislature then passed a law saying OK they can vote as long as they have paid all their fines and/or fees since that was a part of their sentence. THE GOP legislature did this because the majority of those who get a felony will most likely vote Democrat since they are no Roger Stone.

While legal and constitutional it just shows how the GOP will do whatever they can to make sure only the "right" people vote

Gotcha.  Thank you for explaining


From what I understand, the burden is on the ex-felons to prove they paid all fines and fees. And many places just gave up on trying to collect those and don't even have the records anymore. So there are potential voters who can't figure out how much and to whom they owe to get their voting rights back.

/not to mention "how much and to whom they owe to get their voting rights back" is crap.
 
2020-07-16 2:32:24 PM  
This is the worst decision, but since it's already been decided we've got to live with it.

https://wegotthevote.org/finesandfees​/

According to the Tampa Bay Times, the man behind the amendment has put together a fundraiser to help people pay off their court fees in order to vote.
 
2020-07-16 2:33:38 PM  

bhcompy: Felony being precluded from voting(and owning guns) is something that's been around for a long time.  What changed that triggered this case?


The voters of Florida passed a proposal that allowed felons to vote.
 
2020-07-16 2:33:47 PM  

cretinbob: You know who else is a convicted felon from Florida who can't vote?

[gannett-cdn.com image 673x378]


His fines were waived (with everything else). He's good to vote.
 
2020-07-16 2:35:04 PM  

bhcompy: Felony being precluded from voting(and owning guns) is something that's been around for a long time.  What changed that triggered this case?


Not as ubiquitous as you think.

https://www.aclu.org/issues/voting-ri​g​hts/voter-restoration/felony-disenfran​chisement-laws-map
 
2020-07-16 2:36:07 PM  
The Quantum Tenth Amendment
 
2020-07-16 2:36:44 PM  
https://wegotthevote.org/finesandfees​/

They've raised almost $700,000 towards paying those fines and fees so far.
 
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